Associate Director of Bands

Stanford University
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band:
The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB) is one of the most widely recognized college marching bands in existence. Billed as “The World’s Largest Rock and Roll Band”, the organization has a long history of creating memorable high energy performances at Stanford Athletic events, as well as rallies both on and off campus. The organization has a long history of eschewing the typical traits of marching bands, instead choosing to embrace the use of non-traditional instruments and uniforms, scattering instead of marching, and welcoming all interested students into the band, regardless of previous musical experience.

The LSJUMB is seeking an energetic, creative, and inspiring educator to join our team as the Associate Director of Bands. This role will work collaboratively with the Director of Bands to support the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band in both administrative and educational capacities. The Associate Director of Bands is a member of the External Relations team in the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) and reports directly to the Director of Bands. This is a two-year fixed-term position with opportunity for renewal at the department’s discretion.


Your responsibilities include:

The Associate Director of Bands will primarily be responsible for the teaching and administration of music courses. Specific teaching responsibilities include providing large group, sectional, and applied instruction to band members with a wide range of musical experience. This position will assist the Director of Bands in developing course curriculum and will make recommendations for course improvement. In collaboration with the Director of Bands, the Associate Director of Bands will write and edit content for proposals, and program activities. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support). This position will also organize and/or participate in performances at sporting events, rallies, and other outreach activities, and will develop communications for internal and external constituencies.  The Associate Director represents the LSJUMB as a key contact and subject matter expert within the department.  

Additional duties may include:

Oversee and administer creative and academic activities by evaluating academic programs, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes. Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program. Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Make recommendations on funding based on program spend. May engage in the training and support of student leaders.  

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Education and Experience

A master’s degree in the field of music and two years of successful teaching experience, or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities*

Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization. Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff. Demonstrated ability to work cohesively with diverse groups of individuals. Ability to frequently stand/walk/sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation. Occasionally write by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds. Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others. May require travel and work during evenings and weekends to assist with events.  

Preferred Qualifications

At least three years of successful teaching experience.  

DAPER’s Integrity:

 This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for assuring that his/her/their involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.


*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his/her/their job.


Why Stanford is for you: 

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits. Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!